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Sep 23, 2010 5:30pm PDT
most of us thought would never die. "nightly news" begins now. captions paid for by nbc-universal television same question we posed at the top of the broadcast, what if an internet billionaire known for his iconic hoody gave a fortune to an inner city school system that's in shambles? we are about to find out. the billionaire, mark zuckerberg of facebook fame and fortune. he's 26. he went to harvard. he's about to be the subject of a big new hollywood movie. tomorrow, he's announcing he's giving $100 million to the school system in newark, new jersey. by the way, the teachers there are the highest paid in the state of new jersey. the results there are awful, unacceptable in any society. and here's another example of private money at least trying to fix public schools. rehema ellis is at newark city hall tonight. >> reporter: good evening, brian. deep rooted problems need dramatic solutions. that usually requires lots of money, which the city is about to get. newark, it's the largest city in new jersey, with the biggest school problems. now getting help from a big name. 2
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Sep 16, 2010 6:00am PDT
>>> thanks for joining us. >> time to get to the forecast with rob. >> looks good this morning with low clouds to start the day. 50s across the board and lunchtime with 70s. a nice day around san jose. 80 degrees and 72 in oakland and 65 with patchy low clouds around san francisco. >> today will be especially difficult for fire victims and loved ones in san bruno. exactly week ago, the neighborhood erupted in flame. the heart breaking process of saying final goodbyes of those who did not survive begins. services will be held for 13-year-old je nessa greg and her mother, jacquelyn in san francisco where je nessa just started eighth grade. a separate vigil is planned for 20-year-old jessica morales. her boyfriend, joseph is going through skin grafts and he is at st. francis hospital in san francisco. doctors hope to update his condition as well as three other burn victims at 11:00 this morning. a difficult day for a lot of people. as people try to piece their lives back together, police say scammers are trying to profit. bob redell is live and it's only been a week since the expl
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00pm PDT
. >> i still like it here. i just want us to be safer. >> reporter: you can't blame samuels for thinking her complex was, indeed, safer after a string of assaults earlier this summer, police arrested the man they say was responsible, antonio mouton. he now sits in jail, held there by $12 million bail. what's more, following the assaults, the complex's management increased the number of security guards working at the park regency. still, at around 6:00 last night, a 27-year-old woman called the sheriff's office to report she had been sexually assaulted. >> as she opened her door and entered her apartment, someone came in behind her and forced his way in. >> reporter: the contra costa sheriff's department believes this is not evidence that the park regency complex is unsafe. they do, after all, have security guards, a neighborhood watch, and security cameras. what this latest assault proves to them, though, is that no one, regardless of their circumstances should ever take their safety for granted. >> the bottom line is you can never lower your guard, and this type of incident can happen a
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00am PDT
today in the bay. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm in for laura. >> time now is straight up 5:00. we want to get started with jennifer hill in for rob. take a look at the heat coming for real. >> it's going to be very hot this weekend. when you walk out the door, you can't imagine it will be that hot. temperatures in the 40s and 50s at 8:00 a.m. it will be in the 50s by noon. the east bay hitting the 80s and the mid 70s. at 4:00, 90s being felt in livermore and concord and 78 degrees. 85 in redwood city. i will have a look at the hot weekend forecast. >> excellent. just in time for the fall the heat comes in. just in time for the friday. a sigalert starting after 3:30. overturned big rig at the columbus parkway from westbound 80. the direction coming through fairfield and slowing. distractions and all lanes are open, but the columbus exit and off and getting over towards highway 37 and redwood parkway through the streets of vallejo. 6:00 for the earliest clear up. we will follow this as the commute builds. back to you. >> new this morning in just a few hours, a federal ju
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Sep 12, 2010 7:00am PDT
sanchez. thanks for joining us. a high risk of failure. that is the this morning from a pg&e document about the very pipeline that exploded two-and-a-half days ago. despite that assessment, the document shows that pg&e did not plan to replace that pipeline for another three years. nbc bay area's tracy grant is live in san bruno this morning with the details on the investigation. good morning, tracy. >> reporter: good morning, kris. we're here live at the red cross staging area here at the bay hill shopping center in san bruno. now, it's a rather disturbing document from pg&e. and no doubt, the utility and the national transportation safety board will face a lot of questions about it today at a press conference that is scheduled to begin right here in about an hour. now, it may end up confirming what caused the explosion that blasted dozens of homes and killed seven people thursday in the san bruno neighborhood, and could help authorities determine who is to blame. the documents show that pg&e knew that the section of the pipe that ruptured was at a high risk to fail. and for three yea
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Sep 20, 2010 5:00am PDT
on today in the bay. >>> good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. it's 5:00 and rob has a look at the forecast. >> we are is seeing patchy fog in spots around the bay area on the coast and right around san francisco. 50s and 60s to get the day started. t-shirt weather for inland valleys. 78 in san jose and upper 60s around san francisco. speak of that, we have thick fog across the golden gate bridge. we will watch for that. things are moving smoothly there. we will show you an issue. the off-ramp at 98 marked right here. reports of a disabled vehicle and a live look from the camera at the coliseum and you will see that there no major disruptions of flow with the overpass and the on ramp off to the left. the headlights are moving past the scene through downtown and towards the plaza where we are talking about the fog affecting the view on the city. >> thanks a lot. new this morning, solo drivers on 680 will have the option of driving in the carpool lane if they are willing to pay for it. express lane will open for southbound commuters for abo
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Sep 15, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> reporter: he decided to keep those items away from us. why give up that privacy when that's one of the only things you have, when everything else has been taken away. >> this starts the healing process actually seeing it, though, now. my car is destroyed. >> reporter: how does it help in the healing process? >> well, it's there. it tells you that this is it. this is what you have. this is what happened. like i said for the people who lost lives, those are the people i -- my heart just bleeds for them. to go in there and see you lost material items, it's one thing, but to know that family members were lost, you can't place any kind of remorse in the scale that they might be feeling right now. >> reporter: the pellegrinis and other people who live within the blast zones will be allowed one more visit before a hazmat crew cleans up the area. then it will be time to rebuild. >> it's reality now, you know. >> reporter: in san bruno, bob redell, nbc bay area news. >>> nearly a week after the explosion and fire that leveled much of the neighborhood, the governor arrived to see the damage firsthand
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Sep 5, 2010 10:30am PDT
or wind turbines. all of these things are encouraging because they're manufactured here in the u.s. or at least most of the parts are. and i would say that's an encouraging sign for the u.s. american worker. >> i'm glad you mentioned that high-speed train. i know that there is one in europe. and a lot of people wonder when in fact we will see a high-speed train like that in america. you are saying plans are under way for a high-speed train? >> absolutely. in fact, i know that in the northeast corridor and in different states there that are affected right now with the downsizing of the automobile industry, they have applied for high-speed rail. also in california here where i come from, they're looking at that long-term plan. and there have already been plans made for it years ago but there have been no funding. now we have been able to jump-start that. so i really do see a movement where we're connecting people and making it easier to commute to work, to live near where they work but also opening up business opportunities because as people make those stops at different places, they
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Sep 8, 2010 5:00am PDT
there's still a chance you can get around the back up. >>> good morning. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm garvin thomas in for brent cannon. the time is now 5:00. we're going to get to rob in just a second, but we have an update on a story we brought you in the last half hour about power outages in san francisco. pg&e now tells us about 4,600 people living in the western addition area of the city don't have power at the moment. they say they will turn the lights back on hopefully between now and 6:00 a.m. >> get to sleep in a little bit. maybe pull the blankets over your head a little bit, a little cool out there this morning, rob. >> it is. and some folks may want to hang on to that for the afternoon as well. we've got some cool temperatures and this is what's getting my attention this morning. take a look at the radar. we're firing it up this morning to show you some rain mainly off to our north, but that frontal system there is providing enough lift to the low clouds this morning to drop drizzle for your morning commute. we've got 50s and 60s for the m
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Sep 26, 2010 7:00am PDT
cocktail the state has used in the last 12 excuses. brown's attorney says they will ask a marin county superior court judge tomorrow to block the execution. they're also considering an appeal to the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeals. brown is convicted of murdering and raping a 15-year-old riverside county girl in 1980. >>> in a related development across the country, condemned inmates could get an unexpected reprieve from their death sentences to shortages of one of the three drugs used in the lethal injections. the governor of kentucky has been asked to sign death warrants for three inmates but the state can only set one execution date because the department of corrections has only one dose of sodium thiopental left. the only u.s. manufacturer of the drug says the active ingredient is back ordered. ohio and washington is are also facing delays. >>> san francisco is the latest spot to consider banning fast food restaurants from handing out free toys with kids meals. tomorrow the board of supervisors considers a plan that would not ban toys in kids outright but make it illegal for th
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Sep 30, 2010 5:00am PDT
. san francisco could start changes driver who is use traffic beings. the purpose of the fee is to make up money spent by the fire department to handle the clean up of the accident. other cities in the country have the so-called first responder's fee. san francisco would be the first major california city to impose it. >>> a burger battle in the east bay. people want an in and out to stay out. a new in and out restaurant is proposed on north main street in pleasant hill. people in walnut creek said it will bring traffic and rowdy krouts. the times reports in and out burger is offering to an have a consultant do a traffic study, but the commissioners say the city needs to plan to stop cars from cutting through the neighborhood. >> are police are investigating three attacks in the south bay. the latest on take happened around noon on the 1600 block of monterey road. the thieves got away with the undisclosed amount of cash and none of the employees were hurt. no patients were inside when it happened. police are trying to locate security cameras that may have possibly captured those suspect
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Sep 17, 2010 4:30am PDT
, september 17th, today in the bay. >> per good morning. 4:30 and thanks for waking up with us early. let's start with rob with a look at a cool forecast. >> over the next couple of days, temperatures will be cooling off and it's muggy outside in the east bay. 63 degrees in oakland and mist falling with the low clouds amount of quick check with 67 degrees to start off the morning and the golden gate bridge commute with fog towards the peninsula. that shows you we have action towards the northwest. that aims in just to the north of the ukiah and itville showers to the south. around dublin, 78 degrees and pleasanton to 82 and livermore to 82. east bay locations like richmond and oakland in the 70s. pleasant hill will be in the 80s and pitsburg is 82. the first half of the weekend is looking drier. sunday plan on a few showers to see what you can plan on for the friday commute. here's mike. >> hopefully we are planning on friday light, but muggy or not, some folks decided to go for a walk. three to five juveniles are walking along 880 at the 92 interchange and now chp is talking about holdin
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00pm PDT
is the way for us to make a living in california. that is so true. can you imagine if none of us were able to have any child care, how that would impact california, their jobs, our jobs what we are doing? it would be big loss. >> reporter: parents are praying lawmakers act soon so their kids can keep going to class and they can keep working. >> pass the budget, do it now, think of us. >> reporter: many bay area preschools have taken out loans to stay afloat but with the state budget now three months overdue, they simply can't hang on much longer. live in oakland, i'm jodi hernandez, nbc bay area news. >> thank you, jodi. >>> budget delay drags on. governor schwarzenegger and top lawmakers did not hold any budget talks for a second straight day. pechbs reform remains a key issue in the stalemate it has been 91 days since the state blew past what could cynically be referred to as a budget deadline and a week since leaders announce old on a framework for the budget. >>> gubernatorial candidate meg whitman on damage control tonight. she suddenly find herself fighting allegations she had an und
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Sep 2, 2010 4:00am PDT
be moved. crews used saws to dismantle the 1957 aero commander, which experienced engine failure shortly after takeoff. fortunately, no one was hurt. >>> and no vehicle is safe in detroit, not even the mayor's. an suv, part of the mayor's security detail, was robbed of its wheels and put up on cinder blocks. the vehicle was parked outside a gated detroit condo, but it's not clear why the vehicle was there. police are now investigating. >>> now for a look at your national and regional weather, let's check in with nbc meteorologist bill karnins witha busy weather channel forecast. bill? >> good morning, lynn. all eyes are on earl. this is a monster of a storm, one of the strongest to threaten the east coast of the united states. it's been since 1950, a hurricane called helene, that was a category 4 that approached the outer banks, and this one is also a category 4 storm. if this track goes inland, just any little deviation, this could be a very destructive event. as of now, though, it's supposed to remain just barely off the coast. here's the forecast path from the hurricane center, showin
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Sep 24, 2010 7:00am PDT
.n. the president of iran infuriates the u.s. delegation with his controversial comments about 9/11. this as two americans remain in his jail. this morning, the one hiker who was freed, sarah shourd, speaks out in her only live morning show interview. >>> and back behind bars, lindsay lohan faces a judge this morning after failing a drug test just three weeks out of rehab. and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, and she could be headed right back to jail today, friday, september 24th, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a friday morning. i'm matt lauer. >> and i'm meredith vieira. this morning, residents in parts of wisconsin and minnesota are bracing for another round of flash floods. >> really heavy downpours over the last 24 hours or so and they've prompted officials to issue evacuations, even activate the national guard in some towns. we'll get al's forecast coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> and the latest ton actor that appeared in the popular movie "the 40-year-old virgin" who's now been found
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Sep 20, 2010 7:00am PDT
or did he steal the idea from his harvard classmates. they settled for $65 million, now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. now they'll tell us while they think they deserve more. monday, july 20, 2010. captions paid for by nbc-universal television >>> and good morning, everyone. welcome to "today" on a monday morning, i'm matt lauer. >> officials in bermuda are saying that they are still trying to assess the damage from hurricane igor. >> hurricane force winds and driving rain has led to extensive power outages. >> it looks pretty this morning. >>> also ahead, former president jimmy carter is in the house and we'll be speaking to him about a number of topics including the rise of the tea party, those two american hikers still being detained in iran and what he seeses a his own place in history. >>> on a different note, there are new problems for lindsay lohan. could the troubled actress be sent back to jail after she admitted that she failed a court ordered drug test. we'll have the latest on that story as well. >>> let's given with the damage caused by hurricane igor i
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Sep 30, 2010 7:00am PDT
chairs. there's also an important warning to parents of newborns who use popular sleep positioners to keep their babies in place at night. federal officials say you should stop using them immediately. details on all of this in a few minutes. >>> plus, there are plenty of hot spots in las vegas. but this is ridiculous. the all glass facade of a new hotel is creating what some are calling a death ray at the hotel's pool that is hot enough to melt plastic. one person at the pool said he had his hair singed from the heat. more on that in a moment. >> let us begin with torrential rains and the threat of flooding on the east coast. the weather channel's jim cantore is in wilmington, north carolina, with more. jim, good morning. >> reporter: good morning. something we haven't seen in a while, drizzle. we've had about a third of our normal rainfall we have in a year in just three days. 20 inches of rain, and you can see how high the water got here. traffic is moving now, but this is the debris line, these pine needles and leaves and whatnot because the water rose very quickly. let's take y
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Sep 23, 2010 7:00am PDT
. natalie morales will join us for a live report. >>> what's it like to be a member of a polygamist family? one man and his four wives are here in the studio to talk about it in a live interview. >> let us begin with a check of the top stories. >> thank you so much. good morning. >>> in the news this morning, president obama challenging world leaders to support a peace deal and if they do, he says, it may lead to a new member of the u.n. an independent state of palestine living in peace with israel by this time next year. on wednesday the president said the u.s. will continue to help developing countries but instead of buying short-term solutions, he said, the focus will be more on diplomacy and investment to help nations prosper. >>> nato confirms the taliban commander has been captured in southern afghanistan. the commander helped supply militants in the area with money for weapons. >>> in iowa egg producer testified before congress on wednesday apologized for salmonella outbreak that sickened 1600 people and led to a massive egg recall. a second egg producer took the fifth amendment. >>
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Sep 29, 2010 4:30am PDT
to start to cool us down. once that comes onshore we'll notice those temperatures getting much cooler. probably colder as we get towards the end of the week. noon temperature 74 fremont, 84 livermore and 64 in san francisco. >>> let's turn to mike starting off on the nimitz. >> surprise. something going on on the nimitz overnight. we had an accident right around high street. chp has just been notified they need to assist caltrans in picking some of the cones up northbound at 23rd heading through downtown but that means the construction zone there is clearing up. we'll take a look at more construction on the maps, eastbound 580 approaching the interchange, foothill to hacienda, one construction zone blocking two lanes there and another construction zone just as you're heading over towards pleasanton and livermore and more construction heading towards airway. those are picking up before 6:00 a.m. and the commute route westbound and that's not a problem right now. we'll follow the commute as it builds through the east bay. >>> this heat wave turning the commute into a sticky and uncomfor
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Sep 16, 2010 5:00pm PDT
camera one man told us after searching for hours, he didn't find anything that he could keep. well, the people with red-tagged homes are facing the worst challenges. some work is still being done on the green-tagged homes where residents have been able to return. >> this lady here, the blast actually broke her window in the master bedroom and the soot carried throughout the house. >> reporter: serve pro is one of the countries pg&e is paying to go through these homes and remove the residue and scent left in these homes that could cause respiratory problems. these burned bits on the ground are pieces of paper, photos or chemicals that crews are picking up. public works is worried about what would happen to the ash and chemicals if weather forecasts are accurate and it actually rains this weekend. these bags filled with rocks are being placed around catch basins to filter out sediment and hazardous materials before they get washed into the bay. >> right here where we are, we're in the lowest location, so everything is going to run this way if it rains. >> reporter: now, the city of s
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Sep 23, 2010 6:00pm PDT
. >> that was one of the most devastating moments. they tore us apart. three different cells. i screamed all night long. that was when it hit me that we were in prison. >> shourd says they were in iraq's culture and there was nothing on their hike to indicate they were crossing to iran. shourd's mother was in the audience and they talked about their bond. >> there was only one day that i just gave up. i didn't get out of bed, didn't eat. just cried. didn't speak to the guards. i had to pick myself up and keep going for my mom and for everyone else that loved me and for god. that's what makes you not give up. shourd said she hopes that her fiance and friend will be released as well and added that she has no animosity toward iran's president and hopes to meet with him this week while he's in new york. >>> the clean-up has begun in san bruno. crews spent the day removing the rubble left behind from three of the 35 homes destroyed. workers sprayed the homes with water to prevent dangerous materials from entering the air. >> it's difficult. i mean, it's two weeks after the event and now, we are going i
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Sep 27, 2010 6:00am PDT
affect his fate. an attorney filed an appeal after a u.s. district judge in san jose cleared the way for executions to resume. they have been suspended since 2006 when the death penalty was considered unusually cruel. the state overhauled the procedure and san quentin's death chamber has been rebuilt. the new regulations have not been reviewed by a judge causing concern. the 56 your old brown is on death row for the 1980 rape and murder of a 15-year-old riverside girl and slated to die on wednesday. >>> with more than a month to the november elections, tuesday night's debate between jerry brown and meg whitman will be critical. the latest poll has whitman and brown in a dead heat with 18% of voters still undecided. analysts say whitman has been making her case to voters for months now with costly tv ads. brown just started his ad campaign and may have a bigger challenge, especially with young voters. >> if you were born in the 70s or 80s, you have no knowledge of jerry brown as governor of california. no actual memory probably. >> analysts say brown has to reintroduce himself to vote
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Sep 6, 2010 5:00am PDT
to honor cindy tran, ricardo sales, segundia allen and marcaito smart. they wanted to use this as a lesson. >> we are not judgmental. we are not here to judge people for what they have done. we're here to promote the peacefulness within our community. >> he loved deeply, and his life was complex for him, and he just cracked. and that doesn't make him a bad person. >> police say valdemoro and tran were romantically linked. trans sons said the two no longer had a relationship and rumor's love triangle were false. >>> a livermore father will be officially charged wednesday with stabbing his son 11 time during a late-night fishing trip this weekend. police say gary gomez took his wife's son and two of his sons friends fishing late on sunday. he reportedly got upset when one of the friends said they had to go home around 2:00 in the morning and ended up getting into a fight with his son. according to police, the boy was stabbed 11 times. his wife was stabbed at least once. gomez also tried to puncture the family's van as the family and wife drove away. none of the injuries are life threatening.
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Sep 29, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >>> but let us begin this morning with that strong storm system that's causing a lot of problems down in florida this morning. the weather channel's jim can torre is in ft. lauderdale. jim, good morning to you. >> reporter: and good morning to you, too, matt. we've already had about 1 to 3 inches of rain. we may see a few rainfall records slip by the wayside. the good news is, so far, that rain has come at a steady enough pace where it hasn't caused too many flooding problems. but that may not be the case this afternoon as the storm gets a little bit closer to us, maybe gets a little more organized. we could see more of that heavy rain move through. and it's really at the time of these rain bands where we get 1 to 2 inches of rain where we could see the street flooding, and that's what officials are telling people. watch out. when that water starts ponding on the roads and these pumps and canals can't handle all this, this is where we'll have tie-ups on a lot of these roadways. so far, so good. it hasn't been a heavy rain event so far that we can't handle it, but as we go on through t
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Sep 19, 2010 8:00am PDT
minority kids are not finishing high school. we have to invest in education. we should use the dream act as one way to do it. whether or not it should be part of the defense bill is another -- >> talking about immigration in a rather hardline way. former governor romney speaking about it at that values' voter summit, talking about it recently. >> we have serious enemies and going threats around the world. unfortunately, we have an administration whose idea of a rogue state is arizona. >> and what's happening in arizona is something that's animating the republicans right now. >> the american people want their borders to be protected. there's nothing wrong with that. there's nothing wrong with making sure that people come across our borders, particularly our southern border, in a legal, safe manner. at the same time, we have millions and millions of illegal immigrants in our country, undocumented individuals, who are working, who are doing things we need done in this country. they're all over my house, doing things making repairs. i'm sure you've seen them at your house. we have to find a
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Sep 22, 2010 7:00am PDT
will use her population and influence in six states where democratic candidates are in a little bit of trouble. this as lisa murkowski is being accused of trying to split up the republican party in alaska by running as a write-in candidate to save her senate seat. then, of course, there's delaware, where christine o'donnell says she's taking advice on all the controversy surrounding her from sarah palin. we're going to have more on all of this coming up in just a couple of minutes. >>> talking about controversy, also had that bitter custody battle between mel gibson and his ex-girlfriend, oksanna aggressivera. the actor apologized for his behavior in those intimate phone conversations. why is so much of their dirty laundry being aired so publicly and is oksanna behind it all? this morning for the first time, her attorneys speak out. >>> and on tuesday we told you about that british girl who just won the title of america's perfect teen. so how do her fellow contestants feel about that? we'll hear from them and talking to that win withing teen from wales as she joins for a live interv
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Sep 8, 2010 6:00pm PDT
giving back to the community and it's all about veggielution. tell us what it is. >> it's about connecting people with farming and food and getting healthier food into people's bellies. >> reporter: and really your marquis event is happening this saturday. it's a benefit to help fund what you guys do out here. what is that main purpose? not only grow the food as a community but to give it back, right? >> right. we also donate a lot of food to the soup kitchen to help feed the needy. >> so it's not only about growing the food and selling it, but they're also donating it back to the community which is certainly pretty fantastic. cody also here with veggielut n veggielution. tell us what's going on on saturday. >> we're cookinging up food for the harvest. it's going to the restaurant we're serving at on friday. the dinner itself is on saturday night and we have our shelf joseph gaudette out here. >> reporter: people will be able to attend the event on saturday. google it. you'll find something about it. it's a great cause. they're able to grow it feet from the highway. it's amazin
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Sep 13, 2010 5:00am PDT
this monday, september 13th, today in the bay. >> per good morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon. thanks for waking up with us this morning. we will check in with rob. >> the forecast looks good though you may run into patchy fog including around san jose. 56 degrees and notice the wind southeast pumping in that marine air from the gilroy and morgan hill area. the temperatures, we warm up into the 70s and upper 70s in the warmest places and 75 in san jose. 60 in san francisco where mike may see mist with the morning commute. >> a commute with the mist on the side or on the front. we will see. looking around to the east bay where we have a number of incidents with a deer being hit by a car. they are consolidated to one after clarifying the locations. at willow avenue, the deer has made its way off of the roadway. the commute just 18 minutes. an easy drive and a quick look with chp activity. the pedestrian off of the bridge. you are not supposed to do that. that's not safe. so far, so good. >> people are getting a look at the homes while the investigatio
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Sep 17, 2010 7:00am PDT
anything. >> meredith. >> beth holloway's attorney is with us. >> hey, meredith. >> this came as a total surprise to you as well, she never told you she was going down to peru? >> she had already been down there a couple days before i knew she was there. >> why wouldn't she tell you? you're her lawyer. >> i've been her lawyer for five years. she knows i'm very cautious. i think she knew if she asked me what i thought, she might not like the response or ir would ask her to think about it a little more. >> you would have advised her not to do it? >> i think she made up her mind to do it and she didn't want to hear anything to the contrary. >> what did she tell you she was going to do there? what was she after? >> she said she went to see joran, she didn't give me any of the substance of what she was going to talk about, the purpose or how she was going to accomplish this, she just wanted me to know that she was down there so i could get her back if something happened. >> this is a maximum security prison, how did she get in there with a dutch television crew? >> i have no idea. >> you don'
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Sep 1, 2010 5:00am PDT
joining here. and he's going to talk to us about the difficulty of investigating a case lake this. thank you very much, trent. >> you're very welcome. this is definitely a very complex investigation, because what you're doling with is hercules pd dealing with the initial homicide, which has taken place. there's been multiple people who have come up missing, who were located deceased from a california highway patrol perspective. we were involved in a police chase, which ended in the suspect being shot. >> reporter: now, you told me just a few minutes ago that the suspect's girlfriend you found -- not you, but your agency found in the car, and it looked like she was not only strangled, but perhaps beaten as well. >> yeah, she did suffer fatal injuries and appeared as though she had some severe facial damage to go along with some severe injuries around her neck. so right now we're not 100% certain as to how she was killed, but strangling was probably a strong possibility. >> so you have all been here at the scene since last night. is this typical of an investigation like this? >> yeah, abso
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Sep 24, 2010 11:00pm PDT
. >>> in the bay area first, robbers used sledgehammers and pepper stray in a takeover attack, the likes which police say they have never seen before. >> god in 60 seconds. big city crime hits the town of danville. robbers are with pepper spray and sledgehammers carry out a brazen attack on a home certain. it was so vi lolent, it sent tw employees to the hospital. >> reporter: lisa, danville police said these suspects had to be familiar with this store. from the outside it looks like all they carry is furniture. but these rob berz burst through these door, went right to the jewelry counter and started spraying employees with pepper spray. picking up the pieces, the owner of the home consignment center in danville is cleaning up after a violent home robbery. >> there was the noise of loud booming over all the cases. i didn't know if it was gunfire or glass breaking. >> they quickly figured out the store was being robbed. three people burst into a store while people shopped, sprayed the employees with pepper spray, grabbed some merchandise and wen outside to a waiting van. it all happened in abo
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Sep 29, 2010 5:00am PDT
morning, everyone. thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia-cannon. >> and i'm brent cannon. the time is 5:01. we want to check in with jennifer hill and take a look at still a pretty warm day but we're headed to the cooler section now. >> yes, finally we're sliding down and getting some cooler air coming into the region. also some reports of low clouds. yes, some clouds are back and high clouds down around santa cruz. 69 degrees the forecast temperature in oakland, 75 in santa rosa. 83 in fairfield. instead of the 90s happening at noon, they'll happen at 4:00. 94 in livermore, 80 in san rafael. san francisco getting the cooldown early with a 68-degree temperature and 75 in santa cruz. coming up we'll take a look at the weekend outlook. >> that's a pretty big change temperaturewise. we have a change on the roadway not quite so significant but a rolling traffic break starting around the coliseum heading up through downtown and ending by about 23rd, maybe up towards broadway because they're picking up cone zones on the northbound side. southbound side construction likely to pick up the next
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Sep 29, 2010 6:00am PDT
." >>> good morning, everybody. thanks for joining us. i'm brent cannon. >> and i'm laura garcia-cannon. we're headed into another hot one but parts of the bay area catching a little bit of a break. take a live look at the temperatures. 65 degrees at livermore, already heating up ahead of the sun. >> and we have today's heat covered from all angles. christie smith is live at the bart station in oakland where the heat is having a big headache for riders. first jennifer hill has good news on relief from the heat. >> as warm as it is in places like livermore this morning, temperatures are a little cooler than they have been. in fact some fog being reported across the san francisco bridge this morning and thankfully at noon instead of the 90s in the east bay it's going to be in the 80s. 90s inland, 60s for san francisco, 75 in santa cruz. i'll come back with a look at the seven-day forecast and it's looking much better. >> thank you very much, jennifer. well, the heat not only making it miserable outside but for commuters stuck in cars, trains or buses, it can be a rough one, kind of sticky. ch
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Sep 17, 2010 5:00am PDT
friday morning and thanks for joining us. i'm laura garcia cannon. >> i'm brent cannon and we want to check with rob for the forecast. >> we have muggy and mild conditions. let's go hour by hour. 60s to wake up to. no real need for a jacket. misty and mild conditions around the bay area. muggy sunshine by noon. 60s still for san francisco. the morning commute could be affected by fog. >> we are warning folks as we do in these conditions. we have an accident as you are approaching this. reports of a single car all the way over on the right hand shoulder and it is sideways. that will be a distraction. you see the slowing and a light volume of traffic and slower drivers through the area. no lanes reported blocked. i will follow that and the south bay looking nice. construction at yerba buena off-ramp, my guess is they are picking up about now. back to you. >> thanks, mike. new this morning, california breaks its own record for the longest state budget impasse. lawmakers ended talks and today marks the 79th day without a budget. the last record was set two years ago. they are dealing w
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Sep 19, 2010 5:30am PDT
makes up nearly 70% of the u.s. economy. and technology giant cisco will start returning some of the nearly $40 billion in cash it has to shareholders. the company says it will pay a dividend in 2011 of about 1% or 2%. >>> bill gross is the founder and cochief investment officer of financial giant pimco with more than $1.1 trillion of bonds and stock under its management. his total return fund is the world's largest mutual fund, valued at $247 billion. and his words carry weight on wall street and around the world. he joins me right now to talk more. bill so, good to have you on the program. thanks for joining us. >> thank you, maria. >> so it's been two years since the collapse of lehman brothers. you and your pimco team say we've entered a new normal. diminished expectations and growth. tell us what that new normal may look like. >> well, it looks like a slow growth environment with high unemployment in the united states. and it looks like a global economy in which developing economies such as china and brazil do much better than developed countries such as the united states
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Sep 21, 2010 7:00am PDT
. >> we want to get more information on this right now, john yang is in kabul for us with the latest. john, what do you know this morning? >> reporter: good morning, matt, as you say, the nine servicemen dead are americans, nbc news is being told and at least one american civilian is among the three injured. this happened as you say in zabul province in southeastern afghanistan. much of the territory there is controlled by the taliban and coalition forces led by the united states had been stepping up their efforts to take on the taliban in that area, to try to drive them out. this has been the deadliest year for coalition forces, the deadliest year for u.s. forces with today's crash, 351 americans haveied this year. matt? >> john, but as we say, according to american sources the cause of this is still under investigation and yet the taliban has already claimed responsibility. is that the norm in a situation like this? would they normally do something like that? >> reporter: it's very common, matt. as a matter of fact we got the call here at nbc news from a taliban spokesman claiming respon
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Sep 29, 2010 12:35am PDT
show "better with you," the lovely joanna garcia is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] and we got some music from legends. teenage fanclub is on tonight. [ cheers and applause ] what? tomorrow night on the show we have justin timberlake, from "rolling stone" magazine, jann wenner, and music from belle & sebastian. that's gonna be a great one, too. that's tomorrow night. [ cheers and applause ] you know, we pride ourselves on being a positive show here, always looking on the bright side of things. but, of course, there's two sides to every story. so tonight, we take a look at those stories and issues making headlines today when we weigh the good with the bad in a segment we call "pros and cons." ♪ pros and cons and pros and cons and pros ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: tonight's "pros and cons" topic -- "going to gym." ♪ [ light laughter ] it's getting colder out. people are spending more time indoors. it's important that, more than ever, to hit the gym to keep those pounds off. so tonight, let's take a look at the pros and cons of going to the gym. here we go. pro, you can wo
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Sep 27, 2010 7:00am PDT
a guardrail sliced right through his suv. he survived, and he'll be talking to us about that coming up this morning. now, matt, back to you at the white house. >> thanks very much. we've got a lot to get to. first, let's go back inside studio 1a. tamron hall has all the headlines. >>> we began with more flooding in parts of the midwest. a levee is leaking in portage, wisconsin. some people have been evacuated. officials say if more evacuations are needed residents will have to get out by boat. people in minnesota are also dealing with major flood damage. >>> today a panel appointed by president obama starts its investigation into the bp oil spill in the gulf of mexico and the administration's response to it. >>> hyundai is recalling more than 139,000 sonata sedans sold in the u.s. because of potential steering wheel problems. the recall involves 2011 sonatas built before september 10th. >>> with the summer driving season now over, gas prices are holding steady, according to the lundberg survey. the average price for regular, now $2.69 a gallon. >>> comcast chief operating officer, stev
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Sep 16, 2010 7:00am PDT
protests in tehran, trying to exploited anger against the u.s. because of threats to burn the koran and the controversy over the proposed islamic cultural center near ground zero. president ahmadinejad, blames all this on what he calls a zionist conspiracy. >> translator: we believe there is a minority in the united states and they are zionists. they have no religion. they believe in no religion. >> there are jewish leaders working with muslim leaders to build the cultural center in new york city. there's no evidence of elite what you call zionists groups against it. fidel castro, your old friend, fi dell castro, criticized you for your comments about israel and -- >> translator: i need to talk, to speak. >> excuse me. >> translator: i think you should finish first, and then you should let me explain. >> speak. >> translator: what you see in islamic countries is what the people are against, that ugly behavior. they are not against the people of the united states, they are not against americans. >> we see no evidence that there is any such zionist con spour si. >> reporter: he was eq
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Sep 22, 2010 5:00pm PDT
was there to straighten the boy out using scare tactics, saying "on this occasion the officer was not there as part of an official investigation, but as a concerned parent attempting to navigate the difficult challenges associated with raising a teenager." the boy's family attorney says the officer did not have their permission to use scare tactics. >> so if he's not a part of an official investigation, then he's admitted his own personal misconduct. he should be fired. >> reporter: he also questions why the officer was in full uniform and drove up on his motorcycle. >> you come and you talk to his parents. you don't come in, in your uniform, with your gun, with your taser, with your handcuffs, and browbeat him. that's ridiculous. >> reporter: san jose cop watch is closely following this case. to them the police officer may have been out of line. >> i can understand a father being upset, i can understand why. but to use his police authority in this manner was absolutely out of line. >> reporter: san jose police say they will not discuss details of this case. the officer has been placed on paid admi
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Sep 10, 2010 12:35am PDT
is joining us. [ cheers and applause ] we'll be talking. we're gonna be cooking, sipping a little vino. and we've got a performance from a legend, everybody. the one and only, whole lot of shaking going on, jerry lee lewis is here tonight. [ cheers and applause ] ♪ a whole lot of shaking going on shake it, baby, shake it ♪ very excited. [ light laughter ] all right, guys. today's thursday and it's time to "remix the clips." ♪ [ cheers and applause ] >> jimmy: now, this is where we take stuff we found on the internet and tv, stuff that's funny, weird or interesting and we have a questlove remix it. there he is right there. [ scattered cheers ] he's always great, always does it live and always entertaining. you get your money's worth. ♪ are you guys fans of the show "amazing race"? i love it. one of my favorite shows. well, i just saw the preview for the new season, it comes out september 26th. i think it's when it comes out. in this preview, one is trying to shoot a watermelon out of a slingshot and hit a target. well, take a look. >> you got this, sister. you were super, super
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Sep 22, 2010 6:00pm PDT
with his daughter. one problem, the dad is a police officer and he used handcuffs to make his point. >> tracking really the last few minutes of summer. it's a cool evening. 67 in san jose. breezy, but the seven-day forecast bringsha t hotttes temperatures we've seen all year. we have your full forecast coming up. [ ruiz ] reliable tools started as a brick and mortar store. we sell lathes, mills, high-tech equipment. i had an idea to go ahead and put up a couple of items on ebay, and they brought more than our expectations. meg whitman gave me the tools to expand globally. we sell to australia, india... that big blue machine over there? it's going to malaysia on wednesday. with ebay, she created jobs for millions of people. with meg's creativity, she'll be able to create jobs here in california. i'm mariano ruiz and i'm a meg whitman success story. that's it. that one...right there. exactly how much did the other airlines make off with? ♪ it was like $25. was that one-way? or roundtrip? roundtrip. $50? did you have a second bag? yes. mm! it was $35. that's $120 roundtrip. [ gasps ]
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Sep 22, 2010 4:00am PDT
with some claiming democrats were using the issue to score political points. steve handelsman has more. >> i stand here today on two good legs again as a proud, gay marine. >> reporter: democrats rolled out their big guns. eric alfa, one of the first warriors hurt in the war. >> someone who served in battle and others new i was gay and it did not matter. >> reporter: alva got a medical discharge, but since don't ask, don't tell took effect in 1993, 13,000 men and women have been kicked out of the military. >> but it's long past time to repeal this policy, which is both unjust, un-american and extremely hurtful to the effectiveness of our military. >> reporter: but republicans blocked the vote. >> the motion is not agreed to. >> reporter: john mccain opposes repeal. >> the senate goes down this path we would be ignoring the views of the troops an casting aside the professional military advice given by each of the four service chiefs. >> reporter: in fact, just before president obama awarded a medal of honor to the marine he's chosen to keep in command of the corps said, don't let gays serve o
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Sep 24, 2010 5:00pm PDT
the execution. the attorney can ask the ninth u.s. circuit court of appeal to overturn the judge's decision. live in san francisco, nbc bay area news. >> thank you. as that case moves forward, another high profile one is now on hold. the case against the convicted rapist accused of kidnapping jaycee dugard. his attorney brought up concerns about her china's mental state and the judge agreed. garrido and his wife nancy are accused of kidnapping jaycee doing a arrested and holding her captive for 18 years. his attorney insisted faye the suspension is only a minor delay in the case. >> what i want to make really clear is that this is a fundamental fairness issue. it has nothing to do with the defense. that's really importan somebody read that i was claiming a defense. that is not the case. >> the case against garrido's wife has not been halted. >>> serious heat making a big comeback. this week we could be on track to break some weather records. our meteorologist is live with a look at how hot things could get. >> when you know they send the weather person outside to see how hot it will be arou
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Sep 5, 2010 5:30pm PDT
was on board the ship that retrieved the blowout preventer and joins us from new orleans with more. anne. >> reporter: good evening, lesser. the blow joet prevent ee eer is the custody of the fbi tonight making its way to shore and to a nasa facility in louisiana where it will be inspected for evidence as investigators try to answer the question of why it failed. it emerged fully from the gulf of mexico, a 1 million pound metal sea creature pulled up. as the sun set on the scene of the biggest oil spill in america's history. the final 100 feet journey from the seafloor were the longest. hydrates, the crystals that foiled several attempts to cap the we will, created trouble. marvin morris is the leader. >> the hydrates as they come up melt and gas off. as it comes to the surface, we have to make sure we're taking all the safety precautions necessary so that gas is contained and held and bled off properly. >> reporter: the giant tower of the helix hoisted it to the center of the vessel. hanging in the dark the emergency brakes failed the night of april 20th when it exploded in flames. now
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Sep 22, 2010 12:35am PDT
's bill. then china was like, "oh, you get used to it." [ laughter and applause ] here's some celebrity news. after failing her most recent drug test, lindsay lohan has to appear in court on friday at 8:30 in the morning. [ audience aws ] or as lindsay calls it, "closing time." [ laughter and applause ] i just heard that abc is developing a new drama about airlines. yeah, a show about pilots and flight attendants. it's scheduled to air at 8:00 p.m., so it will probably get going about 9:43. [ laughter ] [ scattered applause ] it should be interesting. why don't you just sit back and relax and get ready for it. check this out. the california home of grateful dead singer jerry garcia is on the market for $4 million. [ audience ohs ] yeah. it's a really cool house. but the door bell ring is like 20 minutes long. [ laughter ] yeah. "it's just getting good, man. it's just getting good. listen." [ laughter ] some huge international news, north korean leader kim jong-il is expected to name his successor during a conference next week. well, whoever it is, that person is gonna have some big, wom
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Sep 23, 2010 12:35am PDT
bad. after all, he's used to people telling him to get off the floor. it's like, "come on, buddy. you need help there? i'll let you finish your burger. i'll let you finish your burger, and we'll come back." everybody is talking about bob woodward's new book, "obama's wars." in the book, he says joe biden called middle east advisor richard holbrooke "the most egotistical bastard i've ever met." then rahm emanuel's like, "what am i, invisible? what, i mean -- what do i gotta do to get recognized?" [ laughter ] [ cheers and applause ] forget it. and listen to this. woodward's book also reveals that afghan president hamid karzai has severe mood swings. but karzai was like, "that is not true. i'm really offended that you would say something. and it's funny. it's funny, you know, it's hilarious how much i love you." [ laughter ] check this out. the airline industry expects to make $6 million more in profits this year than originally expected. yeah, mostly because eight more people plan to check their bags this year. that's what they say, "it's all" -- [ applause ] "it's all about checking -
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Sep 28, 2010 4:00am PDT
states to sell his plan to fix the economy. tracie potts is in washington, d.c. live with us this morning with the latest. good morning to you, tracie. >> reporter: veronica, good morning. you will see the president's events take on a distinct campaign-like feel. two goals swinging through several states. first of all, to energize young voters, and as you said, sell his economic recovery plan. it's a plan that now includes a new $30 billion fund for small businesses. he signed that into law yesterday. the idea is to provide them more money so these businesses can expand, and hopefully hire more workers and affect the low jobless rate in this country. this is a message he'll take to albuquerque, new mexico, today, as president obama continues with the white house called a series of backyard meetings with voters. something that worked in his campaign that he's hoping will work in this election as well. and then later tonight, a big rally at the university of wisconsin to draw those young voters. as we get closer to this election, more criticism from democrats, from the white house on republ
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